MSO10001 - Post-medieval adit, Raleigh's Cross Mine, Brendon Hill (Monument)


An adit that belonged to Raleigh's Cross Mine. It can be seen on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps.

Please read the Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record .

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Full Description

The 25 inch 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps show an adit to Raleigh's Cross Mine (MMO433, MSO8865). [1,2] The remains of a drainage adit for Raleigh's Cross ironstone mine lie in the garden of Sea View House (ST 0251 3455). The entrance to the adit is marked by an archway 2.2 metres wide and 1.7 metres high. The water which still drains from here is contained in a stone pond, built of lime mortared slate. [4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1904. 1:2500 sheet 58.3.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Monograph: Jones, M.H.. 2011. The Brendon Hills Iron Mines and the West Somerset Mineral Railway: A New Account. Lightmoor Press.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1999.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1301596, Updated 31 May 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local Heritage List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 SW91
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1301596
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 11034



Grid reference Centred ST 0251 3457 (22m by 64m)
Map sheet ST03SW

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Record last edited

Apr 28 2023 2:46PM


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